When it comes to DIY home decor, rustic bathroom decor ideas are among the first you’ll try if you decide to get your hands dirty, so to speak. Rustic elements in the bathroom create an appealing impression of a complete decor, which often becomes whimsical and pleasantly surprising.

Rustic style is appealing in many ways, mainly because it makes your home look warm and cozy. The style also makes it look like it’s handcrafted and unique. That’s exactly the kind of look you want to get when you decide to DIY your decor. So why not try making something gorgeous to decorate your bathroom with some of these 20 ideas.

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Bathtub Surround with Airstone

Your bathtub will look so much more visually appealing if you cover the standard white tub with airstone. As a material it is light and visually looks like real stone. The effect is a true rustic stone bathtub that will definitely surprise your guests.

Reclaimed Wood Box Shelves

Cutting and screwing a couple of reclaimed wood boards doesn’t take long and the look you get by building these box shelves for your bathroom is authentic. It comes in a rough rustic style which is as warm as it is whimsical.

Pallet Bathroom Organizer

We don’t have the plans to build this rustic organizer but if you’re crafty enough, you can figure out how to build it from pallet wood (if you do, drop us a line, and make some money). The organizer is very functional even in small bathrooms and it comes with a lot of rustic appeal.

Mason Jar Organizer

You can make great rustic decor accents with mason jars and if you use pallet wood (or lookalike) to build it, you get a real decor statement which can transform a small bathroom completely. Check out this version made with boards from Ikea.

Towel Hooks

There are many ways you can add towel hooks to a bathroom wall and this is a really gorgeous version with repurposed barn wood and big hooks. While it doesn’t take the use of space as a concern, it makes a really strong rustic decor statement if you have room to spare.

Rope Trash Can

With some rope and hot glue, you can transform a cheap wire basket into a wonderful rustic bathroom accent. It’s very simple to build and the end result looks quite fancy. The trash can will not become a decor eyesore ever again.

Pallet Wood Shelf

DIT Pallet Wood Shelf over the toilet for rustic bathroom decor @istandarddesign

Idea via Pinterest

Pallet wood as a material gives you a lot of flexibility to create rustic decor, especially in the form of storage units. Here’s how you can utilize the empty space over the toilet and make it look really good. It becomes a space not only for storage but display too.

Bathroom Sign

Add some charm to your home decor with beautiful rustic signs over the bathroom door. It’s not so much to guide your guests to the right room (although it certainly helps) as it is to create whimsy in your decor.

Mason Jar Sconce Light

Easy to make DIY Mason Jar Sconce Light for rustic bathroom decor @istandarddesign

Tutorial: robbrestyle.com

You can turn a regular builder grade sconce light into a rustic accent mason jar light fixture. It’s an unexpected accent in an unexpected place and that’s what makes it a great unique decor decision.



Toilet Paper Holder Shelf

Easy to build DIY Toilet Paper Holder Shelf for rustic bathroom decor @istandarddesign

Tutorial: diyshowoff.com

If you think a toilet paper holder can only have one function, think again. Clever decor is all about multi functional details and elements, which is what this holder shelf is. It can be used to keep small handy bathroom accessories or to create attractive displays.

Mason Jar Wall Shelves

Make these DIY mason jar wall shelves for rustic bathroom decor @istandarddesign

Idea via Etsy

First seen on Etsy, these adorable rustic mason jar shelves are no longer available for purchase but you can use the rough idea to build something like this yourself. Check out some of our mason jar projects to learn how to paint and install them.

Pallet Wood and Galvanized Bucket Sink

Amazing idea for rustic bathroom decor - DIY galvanized bucket and pallet wood sink @istandarddesign

Idea via Pinterest

Let’s turn it up a notch with a full out rustic design sink made from a galvanized bucket and pallet wood. Perhaps it’s not a project for everyone but it certainly is a very interesting design. Rustic through and through.

Rustic Shower Curtains

Love this idea for rustic bathroom decor shower curtains @istandarddesign

Idea via Via Pinterest

Choosing the shower curtains is a very easy way to add rustic accents to your bathroom decor. If you add a rustic wood board to cover the rod for a built-in look it will make an even stronger statement.

Rustic Vanity Cabinet

Love the DIY rustic bathroom vanity cabinet @istandarddesign

Idea via: Instagram

Making a piece of furniture takes higher level of skill but if you’re one that can pull it off, why not try building a rustic vanity cabinet. It can easily be the focal point of your entire bathroom decor. Alternatively look for someone to handcraft one for you.

Bathtub Caddy

Easy to make DIY Bathtub Caddy for rustic bathroom decor @istandarddesign

Tutorial: ehow.com

A bath caddy is an easy way to add a rustic accent to your bathroom decor as well as a convenience for your bath time. It’s easy to build from a single board and makes a beautiful warm decor detail.

Plank Accent Wall

For a strong rustic decor accent, consider making a full plank accent wall. The wood planks add another material into the mix which makes decor look complete, and the rustic finish helps create a warm cozy mood.

Vanity Storage Unit

Easy to build DIY Vanity Storage Unit for rustic bathroom decor @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.homedit.com

As a way to make use of dead space, add a rustic storage unit by the side of the bathroom vanity. It’s the perfect space to hide unsightly bathroom items and it makes a great warm accent.

Suspended Shelves

You can add suspended shelves just about anywhere and sprinkle your bathroom decor with rustic accents that way. They’re easy to install so it’s one of the quickest ways to improve your decor.

Toilet Paper Storage Basket

As a very functional and useful decor item, you can use this toilet paper basket as a holder and as a storage unit. Its attractive design will make a pretty decor accent and you can get a ready made one or make one using this idea.

Barrel Vanity

The unique design of this bathroom vanity made from a barrel makes a wonderful focal point and rustic decor statement. It’s certainly not for everyone but makes very unique bathroom decor if you go for it.

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